active listening

The Value of the Hand-written Note w/ Elaine Ezekiel

The Value of the Hand-written Note w/ Elaine Ezekiel

WHY ELAINE? We interviewed Elaine because of her strong, thoughtful consideration of the creation and value of social capital, her goal for having a weekly lunch with someone new, because she truly embodies the values that are core to her employer’s company culture - which we think are worth pointing out. Plus their B-corp status is pretty cool.

Elaine is the Director of Marketing at Atomic Object, is a trusted soundboard for our Founder, Brooke Boyle, and has participated as a Connector in the Connector Program before joining Engage as a member at the Advocate level in 2018.

In this video, Elaine talks about how and why she started the practice of writing a handwritten note to genuinely say thank you. And how something so simple can express appreciation and gratitude in a powerful way.

How to Ask Follow-up Questions w/ Elaine Ezekiel

How to Ask Follow-up Questions w/ Elaine Ezekiel

Follow-up questions are an important part of having meaningful conversations as they keep the conversation moving forward and allow for clarification and elaboration of details.

Without follow-up questions, your conversation will never get past the surface level because you won't be talking in depth about any particular topic. This type of interaction feels really awkward and prevents genuine connection.

One way to improve your ability to ask follow-up questions is by practicing active listening. In this video, Elaine Ezekiel shares how the power of active listening can not only help you ask follow-up questions but ask the follow-up questions your partner wants you to ask.